Benefit News


What You Need to Know if You’re New to TRICARE

Falls Church, VA, January 7, 2020 - If you’re newly enrolled in TRICARE health or dental coverage, you’re in good company. You now have access to a global network of military and civilian providers. Learning about your health care coverage now will help you maximize your benefit and take command of your health in 2020.


TRICARE Deductibles and Catastrophic Caps Reset Jan. 1

Falls Church, VA, December 30, 2019 - Did you know your TRICARE deductible and catastrophic cap reset every Jan. 1? As always, TRICARE costs depend on who you are as well as your health plan (for example, TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select). So take a few minutes to re-familiarize yourself with the deductible and catastrophic cap associated with your plan.


Before New Year’s, Update DEERS

Falls Church, VA, December 23, 2019 - Is your information current in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)? Before the year ends, be sure you and your family’s information is up to date and correct. Incorrect information in DEERS can cause problems with TRICARE claims and other health care benefits. For you and your family to use TRICARE, you must keep your information up to date in DEERS.


VA’s Patient Statement portal now available online

WASHINGTON, December 20, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced Dec. 18, that Veterans now have digital access to patient statements through AccessVA using their secure information for DS Logon, or MyHealtheVet Premium.


VA introduces new direct deposit options for Veterans, beneficiaries

WASHINGTON, December 17, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in partnership with the Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA), launched the Veterans Benefits Banking Program (VBBP), available starting Dec. 20.The program will provide Veterans and their beneficiaries the chance to safely, reliably, and inexpensively receive and manage their VA monetary benefits through financial services at participating banks.


VA extends benefits to offshore Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans January 1st

WASHINGTON, December 12, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) begins deciding Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 claims, Jan. 1, 2020, extending the presumption of herbicide exposure that include toxins such as Agent Orange, to Veterans , who served in the offshore waters of the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War.